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E. S. Bam - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

436 Ratings
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Ratings: 436
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 15
Gots: 29 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
E.S. Bam - Extra Special Farmhouse Ale
A Bam celebration of excess. More malt, more hops, same vivacious personality.

Seasonal released in April
4.7% Alc./Vol.

(Beer added by: Big78CJ on 02-14-2008)
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rjcoy06

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-10-2013 14:14:00 | More by rjcoy06
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Agentveba

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-06-2013 16:53:47 | More by Agentveba
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%

Batch 1046/1047, bottled 3-14-12. Had this once loooong ago on-tap, curious to try it again and see how it has held up up after 20 months. Shared with friends.

Gusher bottle! Darkish orange body with plenty of bubbles and some haze. Ridiculous foamy off-white head morphing into all sorts of shapes and sizes, lace everywhere, etc.

Nice scent of brett/light tart fruits, bread, some grass and earthy tones.

Taste follows suit, still some nice hoppage at this point. Good, somewhat tame tart brett presence, apple, citrus fruits, bread, grass, some earthy and farmy tones.

Very carbonated and foamy, maybe a bit detracting but it works decently with these flavors. Other than that, quite easy drinking.

Like many JP saisons, nothing earth-shattering but certainly a pleasant and interesting beer. Good brett and some x-tra hops.

11-30-2013 21:00:37 | More by Chico1985
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-23-2013 02:41:53 | More by DaPan
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superspak

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled 4/16/2012. Pours moderately hazy orange amber color with a big 3 finger dense and rocky off white head with insane retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of green apple, lemon zest, orange zest, pear, grass, hay, pepper, herbal, brett funk, bread, and floral/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and fruity/spicy yeast/brett notes; with good strength. Taste of green apple, pear, lemon zest, orange zest, bread, pepper, clove, grass, hay, herbal, brett funk, bread, and floral/yeast earthiness. Good amount of tart earthy spiciness/bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, citrus, pepper, clove, hay, grass, herbal, brett funk, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hops with fruity/spicy yeast/brett flavors with a fair amount of malt presence; with a moderately dry finish with no cloying flavors. High carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very crisp and prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a damn nice hoppy saison style. All around good balance and complexity of hops and fruity/spicy yeast and brett flavors; and extremely crisp and smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

11-21-2013 04:57:07 | More by superspak
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-20-2013 15:04:51 | More by bradfordjohnson
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-30-2013 16:20:27 | More by ste5venla
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

10-24-2013 22:52:40 | More by Whiskeydeez
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ellswrth

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-17-2013 23:21:12 | More by ellswrth
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

10-06-2013 14:07:57 | More by muletrane
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ThrashMaster

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -34%

09-28-2013 02:43:18 | More by ThrashMaster
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SanDNigel

California

4.24/5  rDev +11.9%

A- Dark golden honey. Creamy off-white head
S- Sour hoppiness. A very exciting smell. Just a ton of depth in the smell range
T- Slight sour with a nice crisp clean hoppiness. What a great beer
M- Great. Enough bubble but not overwhelming. Really clean
O- A really great beer that I look forward to enjoying again.

09-27-2013 05:09:37 | More by SanDNigel
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-12-2013 13:52:16 | More by Cubatobaco
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-09-2013 00:09:32 | More by Hanzo
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markcp

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

09-04-2013 20:43:12 | More by markcp
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

09-01-2013 01:42:05 | More by dfhhead25
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ber12

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

08-31-2013 20:29:17 | More by ber12
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-31-2013 00:34:44 | More by ncaudle
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

08-30-2013 13:02:00 | More by jaydoc
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-30-2013 12:58:52 | More by tommy5
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goochpunch

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%

Deep caramel amber body with a thick, foamy head. Really good head retention on this one. Smell and taste should be taken with a grain of salt, as this bottle is over 2 years old. Hops aren't as up front as the label would have me believe (obviously because of the age). Still a tasty beer with caramel malt flavors, slight toast, and prominent brett both in the nose and taste. Tasty. Mouthfeel is light-bodied with some prickly carbonation. Kind of fluffy as well like a good hefe. This is a nice beer that I'd love to try fresh one day. Unfortunately the place that I buy Jolly Pumpkin in Louisiana is a beer museum (i.e., most of their stock is older than dirt).

08-25-2013 23:39:45 | More by goochpunch
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beerhast

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

08-23-2013 03:40:18 | More by beerhast
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-21-2013 18:08:14 | More by JohnnieNepal
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-19-2013 17:24:39 | More by MSandahl23
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flagmantho

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +5%

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: bottle foamed up immediately upon opening, despite careful storage. Medium, dirty-golden hue with a moderate haze and an indiscernible effervescence. Head is four fingers of extremely inconvenient ivory foam with great retention; annoying, but pretty.

Smell: light malt with just a touch of sour and funk; the overall character is very grassy, green, and fresh; it really evokes springtime. Not only do I really like it, I think it is a very successful execution of the brewer's intentions.

Taste: somewhat dry malt with a bit of caramel character, but only a bit. A light farmhouse funk is present, just as in the aroma, and the grassy character is maintained. Despite its relatively light intensity (it is only 4.7%, after all), I really like the composition of the flavor here.

Mouthfeel: light body with a good level of carbonation and a refreshing effervescence.

Overall: a very refreshing, light, tasty and drinkable saison. If I didn't have to drive to Oregon to get this, I would think about keeping a few bottles on hand!

08-07-2013 02:36:15 | More by flagmantho
E. S. Bam from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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